Monday, February 2, 2009

Postgame Nausea

As if my stomach weren't already roiling after the Super Bowl feast we ingested last night, now comes this news from Boston via Simon, announcing the imminent demise of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt due to crushing debt.

DZ started her publishing career with a division of HM, and I finished my in-house career with five years at Harcourt before they moved to FL. Both of us have worked from time to time since on projects for one or the other. Their departure will leave a gaping hole in school publishing. I'd heard things were bad, but I didn't know how bad, or why.

1 comment:

DZ said...

Boy, is that depressing. I wonder if the little pieces -- Clarion etc. -- will go down as well. If they'd said yes to my mss., this might not have happened....